Digital Rock Analysis of Complex Porous Media using High-Performance Computing Technology

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As the application of Digital Rock Analysis (DRA) expands in industrial and academic settings, the need for digital investigation of more complex porous media, such as carbonates and tight rocks, has increased in the market. These materials exhibit a wide range of different mesoscale properties induced by their complex, multi-scale pore structures and their connectivity. The existence of complex pore space topology and wide pore size distributions requires computations to be done at high resolutions and in a large field of view. This means that the DRA of these samples must have three essential components of "parallel computing, multiscale modeling, and process-based reconstruction of 3D volumes." These are the three main pillars of Thermo Scientificâ„¢ e-Core Software, making it a unique solution for the characterization of more heterogeneous...